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Ludoe
Post subject: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 17:16 on 27th Jun 2013

Joined: 10:17 on 25th Jun 2013
Posts: 15
Hi all,

A friend and I are coming out for the first Test at Brisbane. We're sorting a tour package (despite the terrible value for money) just for convenience in terms of a hotel and tickets to be sat in the middle of the BA, full of beer and signing songs.

Anyhow, long story short, we're going to head out a few days before the first Test so just wandered if anyone had some good advice on places to stay for a few nights, things to do etc?

Cheers.
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Belfast Girv
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 17:42 on 27th Jun 2013

Joined: 14:28 on 25th Jun 2013
Posts: 47
Ludoe Wrote:
Hi all,

A friend and I are coming out for the first Test at Brisbane. We're sorting a tour package (despite the terrible value for money) just for convenience in terms of a hotel and tickets to be sat in the middle of the BA, full of beer and signing songs.

Anyhow, long story short, we're going to head out a few days before the first Test so just wandered if anyone had some good advice on places to stay for a few nights, things to do etc?

Cheers.

Head to the pub with the most noise id reckon !!!
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Stoney
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 15:04 on 3rd Jul 2013

Joined: 12:56 on 3rd Oct 2012
Posts: 35
Ludoe Wrote:
Hi all,

A friend and I are coming out for the first Test at Brisbane. We're sorting a tour package (despite the terrible value for money) just for convenience in terms of a hotel and tickets to be sat in the middle of the BA, full of beer and signing songs.

Anyhow, long story short, we're going to head out a few days before the first Test so just wandered if anyone had some good advice on places to stay for a few nights, things to do etc?

Cheers.

Ludoe

Plenty of accommodation in brisbane. Would suggest you check out bookings .com or trip advisor. Just go for somewhere close to CBD , motel, apartment or hotel. I have booked spring hill apartments for test week and is reasonably priced and good reviews. Also try website airbnb where you can get good accommodation sharing with families or people who have spare rooms etc for very reasonable prices

John

Stoney
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Bournemouth
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 15:21 on 3rd Jul 2013

Joined: 08:58 on 7th Apr 2013
Posts: 2
Stayed in Brisbane a couple of times whilst backpacking - best hostel that I stayed in was Bunk Backpackers. I upgraded for the last 3 nights in Oz to a luxury room - well worth it - felt like I was in a 4 star hotel whilst in my room. And a half decent backpackers bar there, close to the train stations etc
www.booking.com/hotel/au/bunk-brisbane. ... tAodu2oAZw
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Ludoe
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 16:28 on 3rd Jul 2013

Joined: 10:17 on 25th Jun 2013
Posts: 15
Much appreciated, thanks. Booked the Adelaide Test now too. Actually can't wait. Fingers crossed we'll head into the series in good form.
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Belfast Girv
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 19:29 on 3rd Jul 2013

Joined: 14:28 on 25th Jun 2013
Posts: 47
Ludoe Wrote:
Much appreciated, thanks. Booked the Adelaide Test now too. Actually can't wait. Fingers crossed we'll head into the series in good form.

Ive booked the same two tests mate although we are going without a tour !
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Stoney
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 01:15 on 4th Jul 2013

Joined: 12:56 on 3rd Oct 2012
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Also doing brisbane and Adelaide tests . Driving over from Perth then Adelaide and back to Perth for 3rd test. Can't wait for ashes to start this week in UK

Stoney
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 10:00 on 6th Jul 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1862
Stoney Wrote:
Also doing brisbane and Adelaide tests . Driving over from Perth then Adelaide and back to Perth for 3rd test. Can't wait for ashes to start this week in UK

Stoney


Driving on your own?
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TrevBloke
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 10:54 on 8th Jul 2013

Joined: 10:32 on 8th Jul 2013
Posts: 7
My Dad lives in Brisbane so I've been a few times. The city itself is fairly small in comparison to say Sydney or Melbourne. Not a huge amount going on there. In terms of nights out Caxton Street is good, especially if there's a game or a gig on at the Suncorp. Fortitude Valley is where a lot of the nightclubs are. The South Bank is good for a few beers during the day along the river.

There's really more to do outside of Brisbane if you've got time. Noosa is an hour and a bit north in the car, that's where the Lions went to chill between one of the Test's. If you've got time Byron Bay to the south is worth a visit - hippy town by the sea basically! Good three hour drive though. Do NOT go to Surfers Paradise. It's awful.

If you want to totally chill head off to Glass House Mountains. About an hour north of Brisbane. It's a rainforest/national park where you can just potter round, have a few pints, bit of lunch that sort of thing. I'd try and do something outside the city if I were you cos there's not a huge amount happening and it could get a bit boring if you're there a while.

Enjoy!
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stonesfan
Post subject: Re: Brisbane - Advice
PostPosted: 14:21 on 11th Jul 2013

Joined: 23:40 on 9th Feb 2013
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Have around 2 weeks planned in Aus, starting in Brisbane for the 1st Test. Getting there pretty much the day before the Test match so may be the odd piece of nodding off going on during play!

May take a wander over to Alice Springs for the tour match there and scoop in Ayers Rock too. Accommodation doesn't look cheap though!
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